Re: Tech Writer Lawsuit

Subject: Re: Tech Writer Lawsuit
From: Ned Bedinger <doc -at- edwordsmith -dot- com>
To: Lauren <lauren -at- writeco -dot- net>
Date: Thu, 15 May 2008 15:33:48 -0700

Lauren wrote:
>> From: Keith Hansen
>> * Person refuses to work 80 hours. Company terminates person.
>> * Person files claim for unemployment compensation.
>> Question: Is there any way the company could successfully contest the
>> claim?
> Not in California. The EDD in CA interviews Unemployment Insurance (UI)
> applicants before approving a claim UI benefits. During an interview, I was
> asked about why my previous job ended. I wondered what it takes to have a
> UI claim denied. I did know that quitting without just cause and being
> fired for certain reasons would get a denial. I wanted to know what reasons
> for being fired would do it and the agent said that a claim could be denied
> for theft by the employee, criminal acts, and acts that impact the health
> and safety of others. (There are probably more reasons.)

The usual discriminator, at least in Washington,USA is that you must
become unemployed through no fault of your own.

UI generally seems to be accepting of anyone's explanation. But
sometimes they do get suspicious and require more details. I knew a
single mother who got a job at a suburban mall, but was earning less
than the cost of daycare for her child. She quit the job and applied for
UI, and was denied because she quit. Next stop, the dole. Another guy
mustered out of the army and applied for UI. He was denied because he
could have stayed in the army!

I heard that congress passed a 13-week extension of UI benefits
yesterday. I think they only do that when unemployment rates are high.

Just FYI,

Ned Bedinger
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